- Meat and poultry
- Roast beef
Succulent roast beef, crispy roast potatoes and root vegetables, and feather-light Yorkshire puddings make one of the best loved of Sunday lunches. The roasting time is based on the weight of the joint; 20 minutes per 450g (1 lb) for rare, 25 minutes per 450g for medium well or 30 minutes per 450g for well done.
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- 1.5 kg (3 lb 3oz) boned, rolled and tied lean sirloin of beef, trimmed of fat
- 4 tsp made English mustard (optional)
- 450 ml (15 fl oz) beef stock, preferably home-made
- salt and pepper
- Yorkshire puddings
- 50 g (1¾ oz) plain flour
- 1 egg
- 100 ml (3½ fl oz) semi-skimmed milk
- 2 tsp sunflower oil
- Roast vegetables
- 1.35 kg (3 lb) floury potatoes, peeled and cut into even-sized pieces
- 675g (1½ lb) baby parsnips, halved lengthways
- 675g (1½ lb) baby carrots, halved lengthways
- 3 tbsp sunflower oil
- 675g (1½ lb) broccoli florets
MethodPrep:45min ›Cook:1hr30min ›Ready in:2hr15min
- Preheat the oven to 180°C (gas mark 4). Weigh the joint of beef and calculate the cooking time.
- Put the meat, fat side uppermost, on a rack in a roasting tin. Season with pepper, then spread with 3 tsp of the mustard, if using. Roast the meat in the oven for the calculated time, basting occasionally with the juices in the tin.
- Meanwhile, prepare the Yorkshire pudding batter. In a bowl, mix together the flour and a pinch of salt. Make a well in the centre and add the egg. Add a little of the milk and beat together, gradually beginning to work in the flour. Slowly beat in the remaining milk and 4 tbsp water, until all the flour is incorporated and the batter is smooth. Set aside.
- Next prepare the vegetables. Put the potatoes in a large saucepan of boiling water and boil for 5 minutes. Drain well and return to the pan, then cover and shake vigorously to roughen the surface of the potatoes (this helps to make them crisp).
- Put the parsnips and carrots in another large saucepan of boiling water and boil for 3 minutes, then drain.
- One hour before the end of the roasting time for the beef, put 2 tbsp of the oil in a non-stick roasting tin and the remaining 1 tbsp oil in another non-stick roasting tin. Heat on top of the cooker, then add the potatoes to the 2 tbsp oil and the parsnips and carrots to the 1 tbsp oil. Baste each piece of vegetable with oil, then quickly place the tins in the oven with the beef. (With a gas oven, put the potatoes above the meat and the vegetables below.) After 30 minutes, turn the potatoes and vegetables so they will crisp and brown evenly.
- When the beef is cooked, remove it from the oven and increase the heat to 220°C (425°F, gas mark 7). Place the beef on a warmed plate, cover with foil and keep warm. Divide the oil for the Yorkshire puddings among 12 non-stick patty tins and put in the top of the oven to heat for 2–3 minutes. (Move the potatoes down a shelf.) Stir the batter, pour it into the tins and bake for 15 minutes or until the puddings are risen and golden brown.
- Meanwhile, steam the broccoli for 10 minutes or until tender, and make the gravy: pour the fat very slowly from the roasting tin, leaving the sediment behind. Place the tin on top of the cooker and pour in the stock. Bring to the boil, stirring and scraping up all the browned cooking residue on the bottom of the tin, then simmer until slightly reduced. Season and stir in the remaining mustard, if using.
- To serve, transfer the meat to a warmed serving platter and surround with the roast potatoes and root vegetables and the Yorkshire puddings. Put the broccoli in a warmed serving dish. Add any meat juices that have collected on the plate to the gravy and stir to combine, then skim off any fat. Pour the gravy into a gravy boat and serve immediately.
Some more ideas
In true British style, serve the beef with a pot of mustard, the hotter the better. Alternatively, serve with horseradish sauce. * Topside can be roasted instead of sirloin. It is leaner and less expensive than sirloin, but not quite so tender and flavoursome. * Add more green vegetables. French or green beans and finely shredded Savoy cabbage are both delicious with roast beef.
This recipe for a traditional favourite is the perfect example of a healthy well-balanced meal. Modest portions of protein (from the meat) are accompanied by lots of starchy carbohydrates and fresh vegetables. It's also healthily low in fat.
Each serving provides
A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, E, folate, niacin, potassium, zinc * iron, selenium * calcium
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The recipe looks good but the beef looks very dry and overdone. I would personally knock 20mins off the cooking time.-27 Feb 2017
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This Garlic Herb Roast Beef is so juicy and tender, plus it&rsquos so easy to make! Perfect for Sunday dinners, holidays or for meal prepping!
An easy roast of beef for all occasions! We even make this roast beef recipe for Sunday dinner just so we have sliced roast beef for sandwiches or another dinner during the week. Add Creamy Mashed Potatoes and these simple Roasted Carrots for the most delicious and comforting dinner ever!
Easy roast beef
Mix 1 tsp plain flour and 1 tsp mustard powder with some seasoning, then rub all over the 950g beef top rump joint.
Put 1 onion, cut into 8 wedges, and 500g carrots, halved lengthways, into a roasting tin and sit the beef on top, then cook for 20 mins.
Reduce oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5 and continue to cook the beef for 30 mins if you like it rare, 40 mins for medium and 1 hr for well done.
Remove the beef and carrots from the oven, place onto warm plates or platters and cover with foil to keep warm.
Let the beef rest for 30 mins while you turn up the oven to cook your Yorkshire puds and finish the potatoes.
For the gravy, put the tin with all the meat juices and onions back onto the hob.
Stir in 1 tbsp plain flour, scraping all the stuck bits off the bottom of the tin. Cook for 30 seconds, then slowly stir in 250ml beef stock, little by little.
Bubble to a nice gravy, season, then serve with the beef, carved into slices, carrots and all the other trimmings.
How to use up Sunday roast leftoversJessica Dady May 3, 2020 10:00 am
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Preparing a big Sunday roast for lots of people can be difficult. So it's always good to have a plan to deal with all those leftovers, to ensure that food waste is kept to a minimum.
From leftover meats to veggies galore, there always seems to something leftover from this delicious meal as hard as we might try to eat it all. Naturally, we want to avoid food waste wherever possible, so what are we supposed to do with all our Sunday roast leftovers?
Look no further than here. We’re here to help you make the most out of your Sunday roast leftovers and turn Sunday’s lunch into Monday’s meals. You can even stretch your Sunday leftovers until Tuesday, showing that you really don’t have to bin as much as you might think!
Remember that if you’re not in the mood for using up those leftovers the next day or have other plans, you could always freeze them and use them the following week for another delicious roast instead.
So come and have a browse through some of our top roast dinner leftovers and find out exactly what you can make with them and how to store them for another time too!
First up, what to do with all that meat leftover! There’s always some meat leftover from a hearty roast dinner – whether it’s a couple of chicken wings or half a joint of lamb, browse through our ideas for how to us them up below.
Salty anchovies give a flavour boost to this regular roast recipe. The butter can be made using a microwave for extra ease and to free up space on your hob. Spreading this homemade butter under the skin adds moisture and flavour to the meat whilst ensuring a crispy skin. Get the recipe here: Roast chicken with rosemary and anchovy butter
Pork and apple is a classic combination. Making your own chutney is easy, and a great alternative to a shop bought applesauce. The sharp chutney makes a great contrast to the crispy pork crackling, without being too sweet. Get the recipe here: roasted pork loin with baked apple and onion chutney recipe.
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Easy Sunday Roast Recipe
Recipe By: Veronica Culver, The Enchanted Cook
Serves: 6-8 with leftovers for round-two meals
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3-4 large organic carrots, cut into small chunks
1 large bunch of organic celery, diced
1/2 organic white or yellow onion, chopped
4 stems fresh organic thyme*
3-4 stems fresh organic oregano*
2 teaspoons organic onion powder
2 teaspoons organic garlic powder
2 teaspoons Himalayan pink salt
1.Place everything in a slow cooker set to low, cover and cook for 8 hours or until roast is fall apart tender. Finish with flaky sea salt to taste and a garnish of fresh oregano.
2.You do not need to add any water or anything to your slow cooker as the roast will develop its own juices. However, if desired, you may wish to add a small amount of good quality oil, ghee or butter, if your roast is extra lean.
*To make it easier to remove the stems from the thyme and oregano, you may tie them together in a bunch using kitchen twine, then place in the slow cooker. When it’s done you can easily remove and discard what’s left of the bunch.
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Salmon Cut Beef Joint
Now this may sound a strange and odd name for a cut of beef but believe me there is a reason why. Even though during my 14 year career as a butcher it is known as a different name depending on the area of the country.
The salmon cut is a round long shaped muscle that is actually connected to the Silverside. During preparation a technique used by butchers is used called seaming. Seam butchering is used to cut along the seam between two muscles preserving the meat rather than cutting it.
Now I was taught at college and by the various experienced butchers I have worked with that this cut is called salmon cut as the gran of the meat resembles the scales of a salmon and also in the light has a coloured shimmer like a salmon would. Clever right.
I love salmon cut and it is usually my go to joint of beef from my local butcher. It is shaped best out of all the cuts available and is super easy to carve. It is so easy to cook and is always very flavourful and tender. Lean also, sometimes you may find this cut sliced thinly and packaged as minute steak or sandwich steaks.
Same as Silverside and Topside, roast in the oven gas mark 5/6, once cooking time is finished and removed from the oven. Cover with tin foil and leave to rest for a minimum of 20 minutes.
- Rare – 20 minutes per 450g/1lb plus 20 minutes.
- Medium – 25 minutes per 450g/1lb plus 25 minutes
- Well Done – 30 minutes per 450g/1lb plus 30 minutes.
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